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Pathology Case Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/PCR.0000000000000024
Case Review

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: Problems and Pitfalls

Asa, Sylvia L. MD, PhD; Mete, Ozgur MD

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Abstract: The spectrum of pathology in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 encompasses many organs including not only the classic pituitary, parathyroid, and pancreas but also other sites that can create diagnostic dilemmas. We report a case in which the classic pathologies are present but the patient also developed endocrine tumors in unusual locations: thymus and lung. The definitions of hyperplasia, dysplasia, and neoplasia in the affected tissues differ, and the therapeutic implications of terminology and pathological findings are reviewed.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


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